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March 26th, 2014

Officials: Law to keep vehicles out of yards seems to be working

March 26, 2014

It has been a busy time for Big Spring’s code enforcement officers.

During their Tuesday meeting, city council members heard a report on the rollout of Big Spring’s new ordinance banning vehicles from unpaved yard areas.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Preparations under way for Pops in the Park

March 26, 2014

Pops in the Park, Big Spring’s annual Independence Day celebration, is still four months away, but the event’s committee, headed by Kelly Seales, is already hip-deep in preparations.

As usual, Pops will feature patriotic and popular music from the Big Spring Symphony, a salute to military service personnel and veterans and loads of food and refreshments, Seales said. One major change is that the pre-show entertainment will be provided by a local band, AC and the Heaters, headed by Adrian Calvio.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

March 25th

HC tightens purse strings

March 25, 2014

The decrease in student enrollment has prompted officials with the Howard County Junior College District to tighten up the purse strings.

“This year’s budget is tight just to the fact we have had a decrease in enrollment, which of course means our revenue was down for both our San Angelo budget and the Big Spring budget. Our SWCID (SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf) budget is tracking right on target.” Howard College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks told college trustees Monday.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Symphony plans killer Queen tribute

March 25, 2014

The music of Queen will be performed in the Big Spring Municipal Auditorium March 29 by Jeans ‘n’ Classics, the Big Spring High School Meistersingers, the Community Chorus and the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Keith Graumann.  

Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for seniors. Students 8 to 18 years of age will be admitted free.Students under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

March 24th

3 killed in Ward County accident

March 24, 2014

Three Howard County residents were killed and another injured in a two-vehicle accident in Ward County Saturday afternoon.

Killed in the accident were Anthony George Herrera, 30, and Kiana Woodruff, 7, of Big Spring, and Diane Lopez Herrera, 51, of Coahoma. Veronica Herrera, 29, of Big Spring, was transferred to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa with undisclosed injuries.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

DRCC fees on council agenda

March 24, 2014

The Big Spring City Council will consider new rental fees for the Dora Roberts Community Center when it holds its regular bi-weekly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

City officials are citing increased operation and maintenance costs as the main reasons for the proposed changes in rental fees.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

March 22nd

3 more arrested by Narcotics Division

March 22, 2014

Three people were jailed following a Thursday afternoon drug bust in north Big Sprig.
The Big Spring Police Department Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at 801 Wyoming St. at around 2 p.m. Thursday, BSPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said.

For more, pick up a copy of the Herald.

Put the pedal to the metal

March 22, 2014

Ready, set, pedal...
The inaugural St. Judge Trike-A-Thon was held at Bauer Head Start Friday with enthusiastic children riding bikes, trikes, scooters and even a red wagon around the outside classroom halls to raise money for St. Jude Research Hospital.

For the rest of the story and photos, pick up a copy of the Herald.

March 21st

BSISD eyes home construction as teacher recruitment tool

March 21, 2014

Teacher recruitment was the main focus of the Big Spring Independent School District board of trustees meeting Thursday night.

Two teachers were hired at a recent job fair and the board is hoping to sweeten the pot to get even more teachers to move to Big Spring by possibly constructing homes on district property.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

County GOP convention Saturday

March 21, 2014

The Howard County Republican Party will hold its convention this Saturday at the Howard County Courthouse.

“We encourage everyone to attend. This is an important meeting,” said Republican Party county chairman Ron Farquhar.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

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